Listing with redfin?

Oracle Kiyfh
Feb 28, 2018 24 Comments

I'm thinking about listing my home with redfin.
I love their app and technology!

But they told me my house will not appear on Zillow and that's seems like a deal breaker to me.

What do you think? Do you advice redfin?

Thanks

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TOP 24 Comments
  • Facebook Kamakura
    Any listing goes to MLS, which is pretty much the same across every agent.
    Zillow sucks if it doesn't show it, not your fault.

    I'd use redfin. Used them for purchasing.
    Feb 28, 2018 6
    • Zillow Group Umpalo
      It is Redfin that blocks their listings from syndicating in NWmLS. Selfish strategy on their side. You will loose a lot of potential buyer audience. I am sure in this market you will find buyers, but more buyers = higher price. Zillow still has much more traffic than Redfin
      Feb 28, 2018
    • Zillow Group sofaking
      Roughly 70M more per month. And even NWMLS is starting to cave in.
      Feb 28, 2018
    • Zillow Group Umpalo
      NWMLS is sending listings to Zillow now, but requires brokers to opt in. Pretty much all of them did. Redfin purposely did not. Trying to benefit at the cost of people who list with them.
      Feb 28, 2018
    • Redfin dharden
      Listing with Redfin is quite an easy choice. 1% listing fee full service is a good deal as Redfin is in the stage of grabbing the listing share. It is not questionable Zillow has more traffic, kudos to engineers in Zillow. What Redfin has is the attention to very serious home buyers, think Amazon vs Google. (OP you should judge yourself if you use Zillow more to browse listing). Last, go check out some Redfin listings, they look very professional.
      Mar 1, 2018
    • Zillow Group Umpalo
      This is fun to talk to someone from Redfin. So why do you prevent your customers from getting exposure to potential buyers on Zillow? We can have a pissing contest on which website looks better but the right thing to do as an agent is to market the listing to all major consumer channels. You are doing a disservice to homeowners listing with you as they may miss out on potential buyers on the most trafficked website....
      Mar 1, 2018
  • Twitch NTii50
    Used KW once. Used Redfin twice. Infinitely better experience with Redfin
    Feb 28, 2018 2
    • Keller Williams LxJB22
      Could you share more detail on why Redfin was better?
      Feb 28, 2018
    • Disney Sicka
      Commission refund. Zero fees loan are not uncommon with lenders including lender credit. Great interface. Incentives aligned for agents to improve satisfaction.
      Feb 28, 2018
  • Coupang / Eng
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    Coupang Eng

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    zzzzxxxxmore
    In a hot market, homes really sell themselves. You save 2% of sale price, which can be pretty significant. I had a very good experience listing with Redfin.
    Feb 28, 2018 0
  • Google UQBl37
    How much are you saving ? If not significant go with agent. A good agent makes a difference
    Feb 28, 2018 5
    • Lyft ler
      Hard to tell whether a specific agent can truly add incremental value.
      Feb 28, 2018
    • Facebook Kamakura
      They don't, as far as I could tell from a buyer perspective.

      Seller honestly I don't see how they would, but benefit of the doubt.
      Feb 28, 2018
    • New ClIe61
      Having used the same agent for 21 years on 40-50 deals I respectfully disagree.
      Feb 28, 2018
    • Facebook Kamakura
      Doing many deals -- definitely. Anything in the business world is better when you're in sync.

      Your one deal in ten years... Unlikely.
      Feb 28, 2018
    • New ClIe61
      That’s certainly one POV.

      However, I did not start out doing several deals, and my experience has been very different.

      Cheers
      Feb 28, 2018
  • Keller Williams LxJB22
    I work for Keller Williams (tech not an agent). Our tech isn’t as good *yet*, but our agents are way better and anyone party to a transaction that involves a KW agent get access to a Zero Plus loan. Literally free, no transaction, origination or processing cost, $1k back at closing. So when listing with a KW agent, buyers can get that deal as a result and it’s a huge traffic driver.
    Feb 28, 2018 2
    • New hjsw467
      Just wanted to add I had a very positive experience with Keller Williams agents on both the east and west coasts. The app had some bugs (I actually wrote some up for my agent, heh), but I still use it to keep an eye on the values of homes selling in my neighborhood. Thumbs up from this random Blind weirdo :)
      Mar 1, 2018
    • Bank of The West / Eng Idjejjej93
      Selling a home with a local agent has the benefit of marketing your home to other agents and buyers in the area. Good agents can help to drive up demand and help you to get the highest price.
      Mar 1, 2018
  • Amazon / Product
    Bopbop

    Amazon Product

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    Bopbopmore
    Agents are crooks in a hot market
    Feb 28, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Design PapaBezos
    I bought with them. Would I do it again? Maybe. The discount is nice, they helped pay for my closing costs.

    However, they aren’t driven by commission and it seemed like they worked a little slower. In the end, I got what I wanted, so no complaints. They were able to knock of 5% of the listing (back when that was possible in Seattle).

    The feedback, at least when I did it (which drives the agents compensation) is a 1-5 star rating. That’s it.
    Feb 28, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
    Nahyeah

    Microsoft Eng

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    Hate coding quizzes but studying hard for better future!
    Nahyeahmore
    You actually lose more by using redfin or discounted agent. Some discounted agents are awesome but most will set the price very low as they just want to sell more and quickly.
    Apr 6, 2018 0
  • Uber Acbqoizft
    I had a terrible experience with Redfin, the agent was clueless and I felt like he was working against me on price. Never again.
    Apr 4, 2018 0